Keeper Benton heads Gorefield to title

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Gorefield Athletic were crowned Cambs League Division 5D champions this week with two 1-0 wins over Outwell Res and Wisbech St Mary C.

Tuesday saw Jake Beecham net in the 86th minute against a strong Outwell team. Saturday saw Gorefield keeper Scott Benton the hero with an outstanding bullet header to score his first ever goal for the club against his former club to seal the title.

Upwell lost to Earith twice in a week. Upwell lost 2-1 at home with Gary Green equalising just before half-time. Upwell lost the return fixture 4-2, even though returning goalkeeper, Joelle Williams saved a penalty. Scorers were Jonny Allen and Matthew Thomas.

Upwell manager, Karl Schultz, said: “In both matches we had more chances. Our problem is we are not clinical enough.”

Chatteris Town drew 1-1 with Littleport in their final Premier Division match of the season and must now play a waiting game to see if they avoid relegation.

The 16th spot Lilies have 23 points from 34 games and Eaton Socon 18 from 30.

Boss Steve Bright said: “We have given Eaton Socon a target that with four games left they must win at least two. They have a tough run-in: Sawston twice and West Wratting away.

“We have just got to hope for the best.

“There was a big crowd and great support; it was a point gained I suppose.”

Ben Matthews put the Lilies ahead by cutting inside on the edge of the box and firing into the top corner of the net on 25 minutes. Littleport levelled with 15 minutes to go.

Senior B: Outwell 0 West Row 4.

1B: Chatteris Res 2 Burwell 3; Doddington 3 March Town United Res 0; Manea 0 Witchford 96 0.

2B: March Rgs 2 St Ives Res 2; Tydd U 0 WSM Res 9.

3B: Longstanton Res 2 Benwick 5; West Row Res 2 Wimblington Res 1.

4B: Doddington Res 1 Red Lodge 5.

5D: Coldham 2 Doddington A 1; March Saras 2 Chatteris Fen Tigers 1; Outwell Res H-W Manea Res, Manea unable to raise a team; Walsoken 4 Wimblington A 3.

Midweek

1B: Chatteris Res 2 Somersham 2; Godmanchester Res 4 March Res 1; Huntingdon RGE 2 Manea United 3.

2B: Bar Hill 5 March Rgs 0; March Rgs 2 Brampton Res 2; Sutton U 4 WSM Res 3; Tydd U 0 Mepal 9.

3B: Wimblington Res 1 Exning 2; Benwick 4 Hemingfords 1.

5D: WSM C 5 Manea Res 1; Littleport A H-W Chatteris FT, Chatteris unable to raise a team.